Weekly Newspapers

The term weekly newspaper (aka “weeklies”) is a catchall for news media that publish less frequently than daily and usually serve distinct communities such as communities of place (rural communities, small towns, mid-sized cities, urban neighborhoods, or suburbs); communities of identity (based on, e.g., religion, race/ethnicity, avocations, sociopolitical ideologies); or combinations of both. In addition to more traditional community newspapers, the “weekly” sector of the newspaper industry includes alternative weeklies (aka “city papers”), regional farm newspapers, military-base newspapers, sports-centered newspapers, many scholastic and collegiate newspapers, and a variety of other niche newspapers. In some countries, small-circulation weekly newspapers outnumber larger daily newspapers—in the United States, for example, weeklies account for about 70% of all newspapers, and the vast majority have circulation below 10,000.

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